It’s official: these are the UK’s top 10 favourite desserts

It’s true that the UK is a nation of dessert lovers, and we’re never too short of excuses to indulge in our sweet cravings – whether it’s freshly baked scones, a traditional sponge cake or a good old British pudding.

But which can claim the title as the UK’s favourite dessert? Using Google data, Breville looked at all available dessert options in the UK to discover which desserts Brits hold closest to their hearts.*

Have a scroll and take a look…

It’s official: these are the UK’s top 10 favourite desserts

10. Banoffee pie

Bananas, caramel, biscuit and cream – with such a heavenly combination of flavours, there’s no wonder banoffee pie remains a firm dessert favourite. It makes an impressive party piece but is still quick and easy to make – sounds like a winning recipe to us.

Do you fancy having a go at making your own? This classic banoffee pie recipe is a good place to start.

banoffee pie

9. Scones

Classic scones, made light and fluffy, arguably bring comfort like no other. We adore the smell of freshly baked scones coming straight from the oven, ready to be lathered in jam and cream (though it’s up to you which comes first).

Need a traditional scone recipe? Our classic scone recipe does just the trick.

classic scones

8. Red velvet cake

Over recent years, the UK has partaken in a sweet love affair with this decadent sponge cake, admired for its moist, ruby red sponge and light chocolate flavour. And who could forget that luscious cream cheese icing…

Tempted? Take a look at our wonderfully light, creamy frosted red velvet layer cake recipe.

frosted red velvet layer cake

7. Churros

Although we are a little surprised to see churros make the top ten, it’s not hard to see why: sugar-coated deep-fried dough, dunked into a rich chocolate sauce, is one drool-worthy combination.

Take a look at our version of the classic Spanish breakfast recipe for some dessert inspiration.

chocolate and churros

6. Bread and butter pudding

The fact that good old bread and butter pud still appears a go-to dessert proves that classic British puddings will always have a place in our hearts. It’s seen many makeovers over the years – with flavours ranging from blueberry and lemon curd to marmalade, clementine and honey – attesting to the notion that us Brits simply cannot get enough of this wholesome pud.

We’ve got a whole collection dedicated to this gorgeous pudding. Go on, have a scroll.

classic bread and butter pudding

5. Cheesecake

The humble cheesecake has earned its status as being amongst the crème de la crème of desserts, and it’s easy to see why. It’s come up through the ranks thanks to its mouth-watering varieties; whether it’s a classic New York, baked, burnt or smothered in chocolate, cheesecake will always go down a storm.

We particularly enjoy a cheesecake-fusion recipe, like this espresso martini cheesecake.

espresso martini cheesecake

4. Jelly

A retro childhood dessert which has stood the test of time, there’s nothing quite like a fruity jelly pudding to hit the spot after dinner. It’s a classic dinner party recipe and when you have the option to make it with prosecco, rose or sloe gin, it’s a little bit naughty too.

We’re eyeing up this white peach, rose and elderflower jelly for dessert.

White peach, rose and elderflower jelly

3. Carrot cake

We’re happy to see carrot cake make the top five; though it’s still not to everyone’s taste, we deem it a teatime classic. We’re still waiting to find a better combination than a thick slice of carrot cake with a good cup of tea for a cosy afternoon treat…

Who could say no to this easy carrot cake, with its warming spices, moist sponge and silky cream cheese icing?

easy carrot cake

2. Victoria sponge

A classic, reliable and widely worshiped cake, Victoria sponge deserves to hold as high a spot as this. We believe that if all dessert-making plans fail, it’s always safe to go with a Victoria sponge; it’s fluffy sponge and light cream is bound to please and can be adapted to incorporate endless flavour combinations.

Looking for a Victoria sponge with a bit of a difference? Take a look at our orange and almond Victoria sponge cake.

Orange and almond Victoria sponge cake

1. Apple crumble

We’re not surprised this has clinched the top spot to be honest; we’re yet to find a person who doesn’t LOVE crumble. It’s the ultimate comfort food, thanks to its fruity, biscuity aroma, crunchy toping and juicy filling. And that’s before you’ve submerged it in hot custard, crème fraiche or double cream… Heaven.

We couldn’t possibly pick our favourite crumble, but this blackberry and apple recipe is certainly popular amongst the delicious. team.

blackberry and apple crumble

*This research was conducted by Breville.

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